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The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen

Isaac Blum’s debut novel is an earnest and often deeply hilarious story about belonging, faith and the sometimes tragic consequences of failing to see other people as fully human.

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Review of ‘The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen’

Fifteen-year-old Yehuda “Hoodie” Rosen and his Orthodox Jewish family, along with many members of their community, have recently moved to Tregaron, Pennsylvania, because the cost of living in their previous town became too expensive. When Hoodie meets Anna-Marie Diaz-O’Leary, the daughter of Tregaron’s mayor, he’s instantly smitten. Yet after he and Anna-Marie…

Interview with Isaac Blum

The debut novelist explores faith, friendship and family in The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen.

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